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COMMENT: At the forefront of tomorrow
9:00am Friday 4th May 2012 in Editorial Comment
It’s easy to take Oxford for granted. Architecturally it’s beautiful, but as it surrounds us every day, it’s become the expected, the norm, part of the ho-hum of our daily lives.
And so too with regard to the University. Yet, if you open any daily national newspaper throughout any week, chances are you’ll stumble upon a story emanating from Oxford that pushes the outer limits of science’s known boundaries. Just like this week’s headline story about a blind patient being fitted with an electronic retina and experiencing a restoration of vision – the impact of which will have doubtless twice circled the world by the time you read this – it’s worth remembering that we live in an astonishing city.
Whatever the field of inquiry or research, it seems Oxford is always at the forefront of tomorrow’s world.